William E. Wise, Jr, MD

William E. Wise, Jr, MD

President, Medical Staff at Riverside Methodist Hospital

Dr. Wise was raised in Milwaukee, WI the oldest of 6 children. He attended Duke University and then Boston University School of Medicine. He came to Columbus in 1983 for his Surgical training and has been an Ohioan ever since. He was influenced to become a colorectal surgeon by his mentor, Dr. David Schoetz, a colon and rectal surgeon at the

Lahey Clinic in Boston. Dr. Wise has served as the President of the Medical Staff at Riverside Methodist Hospital and

continues to have a significant administrative role at Riverside. He serves as the Chair of the Colorectal Cancer Advisory Group for OhioHealth. He has authored over 25 articles on colon and rectal diseases. 

Dr. Wise resides in Powell with his wife, Dr. Rebecca Brightman, a neurosurgeon at Riverside, and their three grown children. Outside of the hospital he enjoys golf, sports and gardening.